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Old 06-21-2015, 01:09 AM   #15
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Ours stay at 75 psi cold.
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Cold is relative.... The air temp yesterday was 41 Celsius or 115 here in the Phoenix area. So the tires are pre-warmed for the road?
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Hi Rocco. Flat's are still gonna happen. I carry a spare and have never used it. The only flat I had was a screw in a tire and I was able to plug it and move on. The 16" wheels with a LT tire seem to give better service with fewer tire failures due to tread separation which seem to plague the ST rated tires. You can read yourself to sleep during a tornado with what's available on the forum so go to it. In the end the decision is yours. There are many ST tires out there that have performed well however I changed over to 16" LT's for my trailer.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:57 AM   #18
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Cold is relative.... The air temp yesterday was 41 Celsius or 115 here in the Phoenix area. So the tires are pre-warmed for the road?
Maybe the new specification should be "Ambient".
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Old 06-21-2015, 02:55 PM   #19
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I suggest you read and follow the information of inflation pressure on THIS post.
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Hi Rocco. Flat's are still gonna happen. I carry a spare and have never used it. The only flat I had was a screw in a tire and I was able to plug it and move on. The 16" wheels with a LT tire seem to give better service with fewer tire failures due to tread separation which seem to plague the ST rated tires. You can read yourself to sleep during a tornado with what's available on the forum so go to it. In the end the decision is yours. There are many ST tires out there that have performed well however I changed over to 16" LT's for my trailer.
Please don't forget a plug only is a temporary repair and you may have internal damage from the object or internal damage from running low. Only type repair approved by DOT or the tire companies is a combination plug & patch.


With only a short screw you may not have damage from the scrwew but still might have damage from running low on air as seen in this tire with many cracks.
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Maybe the new specification should be "Ambient".

Spec has always been "Ambient" but some don't know the meaning of the word. I believe "cold" was selected as a reference to warmed by the Sun or warmed by driving on it.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:37 AM   #22
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Spec has always been "Ambient" but some don't know the meaning of the word. I believe "cold" was selected as a reference to warmed by the Sun or warmed by driving on it.
Yes, I know. I was just establishing a more "relative" term for Mr. Switz.
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Hello Tireman9, thanks for the info. I have read a lot about this now and one of the things that I found was from Michelin stating that the ST tires have larger steel wire and nylon chords with stronger sidewalls to handle the forces put on trailer tires when turning. I am not a tire expert so this whole thing is confusing as hell to me! I have been towing 6000 to 9000# boats with ST tires since 1983. In all of those years driving to and from Lake Powell in Utah about 10 times a year I had one flat and one loose lug nut disaster. The flat tire was shredded beyond recognition. "Dad, do you smell something burning?". The lug nut issue required a new wheel and wheel studs and was, fortunately, noticed at a rest stop. Lesson learned.
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Its the air pressure that supports the load not the tire. Increased "strength" of the materials in the tire are there to retain the inflation pressure.

Your experience is a good example of why you should run TPM. Though not sure if any of the external screw on units can handle boat trailer application with being under water. For a boat trailer I would go with internal sensors.
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Please don't forget a plug only is a temporary repair and you may have internal damage from the object or internal damage from running low. Only type repair approved by DOT or the tire companies is a combination plug & patch.


With only a short screw you may not have damage from the scrwew but still might have damage from running low on air as seen in this tire with many cracks.
Agree 100%. I use my kits only to take it and get it inspected. But most folks are happy to sit on the road and wait for help.
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